RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – November 30 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, November 30 through Tuesday, December 8, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for December:

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Tune in every Monday evening at 5:15PM for our favorite picks from the crowd-sourced #DMBizEvents list of Des Moines area business events for the coming two weeks.

Search #DMBizEvents on Twitter to discover events as they are added real-time and tweet using #DMBizEvents hashtag to add your favorite business-related event to our list. Events include networking, mixers, chamber events*, educational, informational or social business events being held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area. *All Des Moines area chamber events can also be found at:

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Here are some of our favorite upcoming Des Moines Area Business Events from our list:

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

WEEKLY: Iowa Business Connection (IBC), Des Moines Chapter – Coffee Meetup: Every Tues morning 8:00 – 9:00am at Smokey Row, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave. “Turn connections into contacts and contacts into friends. No fees, no dues, no mandatory meetings!” More info: or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group:

ANNUAL: Holiday Open House: Creme Cupcake:  4:30-7:00pm.  Crème Cupcake, 543 28th St, Des MoinesThank you for your sweet support! To show our appreciation, please join us for complimentary samplings of holiday cupcakes, desserts and cocktails!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

WEEKLY: BUSINESS NETWORKING: 1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines.  Please join to enjoy free coffee/parking as the 1MC community supports and accelerates these entrepreneurs. More Information:  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

Thursday, December 3, 2015

WEEKLY: Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G. -IA): Free Weekly Lunch and Learn and networking group. Every Thursday at noon at the West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. With FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM. Information:   Twitter @JadeHandy

ANNUAL: HOLIDAY EVENT PLANNERS PARTY AND TASTING: The 2015 Jingle Bites Tasting: 6-8pm, at FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny. Meet potential caterers and sample culinary sensations! Come out and celebrate Fifth Anniversary at the FFA Enrichment Center. Win prizes, network and enjoy the fun! RSVP by December 1 to Jennifer 515-965-7372 or holidaybites2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Central Iowa Bloggers (CIB): Meets first Friday each month 7:00-9:30am at Panera Bread, 6740 University Ave, West Des Moines. Come chat about business, social media, cool apps, marketing, blogging and your plans for 2015 over coffee with cool peeps! Come and go as you are able. “#CIBdsm: Discussing Kittens and other key components of the Internet the first Friday of every month” More information:

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Gravitate – Free Co-Working Day: Free co-working all day at Gravitate – 206 6thAvenue Downtown, Des Moines. Information:  Twitter@GravitateDSM

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Gravitate Community Happy Hour Presented by CenturyLink: 4:30 to 6:30pm – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. More information:     Twitter @GravitateDSM
Saturday, December 5, 2015

WEEKLY: Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday Meetup group: 8am to Noon. Meet and help ambitious people who have businesses or business startup aspirations. Roll up your sleeves on a Saturday to launch or grow a business. Meet with your team, work on your next steps, help others with their tasks and challenges and/or just provide your expertise and time to others. This is a time and a place to get things done and make things happen!   Twitter @JadeHandy

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

WEEKLY: Iowa Business Connection (IBC), Des Moines Chapter – Coffee Meetup: Every Tues morning 8:00 – 9:00am at Smokey Row, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave. “Turn connections into contacts and contacts into friends. No fees, no dues, no mandatory meetings!” More info: or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group:

Thursday, December 10, 2015

MONTHLY: Social Media Club of Des Moines December Holiday Event: 5:30-8:30pm at Americana, 1312 Locust Street, Des Moines. “‘Tis The Season: Using Social Media To Give Back During The Holidays.” Join Social Media Club Des Moines for our second annual holiday party and panel. We’ve had a terrific year with the growth of the 2015 Hashie Awards and can’t wait to celebrate with you! During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s important to take time to give back to the Des Moines community. We’ll talk to the digital and non-profit experts to learn how they used social media to help others. Panelists are:
– Phil Roeder, Des Moines Public Schools
– Stephanie Filer, ARL
– Sam Auen, Tacopacolypes
Tickets are $20 and include drinks and heavy appetizers. Cost $20. Information and registration:  Hashtag #SMCDSM Twitter @SocialMediaDSM  Twitter @AmericanaDSM

Thursday, December 17, 2015
MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Startup Drinks Holiday Party Hosted by the Saturday Mfg: 5:30pm-? in Bay #121, 1717 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines. A Des Moines area networking event for entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. go to Twitter: @dmstartupdrinks

About Laura Kinnard

Mom. UNtraditional Marketer. Social Architect. Brand Journalist. Passions: Des Moines, design, technology, reinventing education. I promote start-ups, events, new products and UNcommon ideas! Twitter @AlaureMktg

Posted on November 30, 2015, in Social Media for Business and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Laura: I don’t see the BING Lunch and Learn for Thursday mentioned.


    Jo Eckert
    Assistant Executive Director
    West Des Moines Business Incubator
    2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220
    West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Vision of the West Des Moines Business Incubator is to:
    “Foster world class small business education, innovation, and growth.”

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